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MON NOV 1 5!/M/5 First day of South Park closure (hill repeats!) 
Leader: Stephen Chan  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Optional pre-registration for members

South Park Drive in Tilden Regional Park is closed to automobiles from Nov1-Apr 1 to allow newts to migrate. To celebrate the opening of a really nice car-free road, please join this ride. Please note, there is usually a weekly winter GPC South Park ride but this is a separate event but heavily inspired by that outing.

This ride will start at the top of Spruce (at Grizzly Peak). We will ride out Wildcat Canyon to South Park Dr. We will regroup at the top and bottom of South Park. Do as many repeats as you want! I plan to do 2 ascents (maybe more?). The ride will end at the top of South Park Dr and riders should be comfortable routing from there.

South Park Dr is about 1.4 miles in length and ascends nearly 700 ft in elevation. The average grade is over 9% and there are a few double digit pitches. The descent can be hardest part of this ride. Be mindful of your speed and be prepared for pedestrians, dogs, and road debris. Given the short mileage, riders across a variety of paces are encouraged.

Please bring lights.

TUE NOV 2 5!/TM/10 Tuesday evening South Park repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker     (510) 484-1060
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! Meet at the water fountain at Spruce/Grizzly Peak. We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain. This is a great workout!
NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

WED NOV 3 4/T/40 Wed Ride -Pinole/Pig Farm/Crockett/Martinez 
Leader: Margie Kirk     (510) 910-3249
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Start Location: Pinole - Park
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

Starting at Pinole Park we will have lunch in Martinez. Bring your lunch or you can buy lunch there.

See you at 10:00 am tomorrow.

Here is the link to the route.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28985469

Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

WED NOV 3 5/T/11 Tunnel to Claremont: Bikes, Bites & Brews 
Leader: Liz Kroboth     (703) 338-4897
Leader: Madeleine Loh     (510) 863-0315
Meet at 4:55 pm
Start Location: Rockridge BART
Optional pre-registration for members

Join us for a quick, mid-week leg-stretcher while there's still enough light to ride after work! We will ride up to Tunnel via Broadway, then take Grizzly Peak to Claremont. Our goal is to get to the bottom of Claremont by sunset, so we will be leaving promptly at the meetup time of 4:55pm. RideWithGPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37770859

For those that wish to join, we will be heading down to Arthur Macs for some post-ride bites and brews (this is not included in the RWGPS link above, but it's located right next to MacArthur BART).

Please be sure to bring lights as we will likely be finishing up the ride just after sunset - especially if you're joining the bites + brews part.

THU NOV 4 4/TM/59 Duros West - Mr. Morgan Meets the Devil 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:30 am   Rain Date: Fri Nov 5
GPC Route: Heather Farm, Morgan Territory, Diablo Junction
Start Location: Walnut Creek - Heather Farm
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

The ride is on for today. See you there.

Check back for possible postponement to the rain date (tomorrow). I've already had my annual ride in the rain, so I won't hesitate to postpone.

Meet in the penultimate northern parking lot of Heather Farm in Walnut Creek (by the baseball fields) for this ride to Clayton, Morgan Territory, and Diablo Junction. Lunch will be at Draeger's Market in Blackhawk Plaza.

Note that Heather Farm is about a mile from Pleasant Hill BART, which is probably the preferred way to get there. If you want to make the ride easier you can skip the Diablo climb after lunch and work your way back on the Iron Horse Trail. Navigation for that option is up to you.

We'll start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time you may have to chase. You can probably catch us at the park in Clayton, where we will have a brief stop.

THU NOV 4 3/M/18 Thirsty Thursday Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Leader: Drew Ulricksen     (510) 290-0615
Meet at 4:50 pm for a 5:00 pm start
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Optional pre-registration for members

Winter Dates so bring LIGHTS as majority of ride will be dark

Mixed terrain ride through Redwood and Sibley returning through Wilder to Moraga. We can adjust the route over time based on group preferences. This initial route is ~2200ft of climbing and we'll pick regroups to make sure we stay together.

Thursday weekly ride with optional pints post ride!

FRI NOV 5 1/LT/16 Bike and Bird Elsie Roemer and Arrowhead Marsh-BART to BART 
Leader: Pat Greene     (415) 481-5469
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: San Leandro BART

This birding ride is co-listed with the Golden Gate Audubon Society. Cathy Bleier (csbleier@sbcglobal.net) from GGAS is co-leading.

Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary is a favorite shorebird hot spot--best in the morning before or after high tide. Arrowhead Marsh is a favorite for spotting Rails at high tide. We will cycle from San Leandro BART onto Alameda where Elsie Roemer is located. After birding Elsie Roemer and other sites on Alameda, we'll head over to Arrowhead for birding the marsh and adjacent sites, and then return to Coliseum BART.

Registration is on the Golden Gate Audubon site where non-members are able to register. There is a limit of 12 riders. Go to this link (https://goldengateaudubon.org/event/alameda-coyote-bike-november-copy/) to register and for further details.

FRI NOV 5 4/TM/59 [Rain Date] Duros West - Mr. Morgan Meets the Devil 
Meet at 9:30 am
See the listing for Thu Nov 4. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
FRI NOV 5 1/T/35 Bay Trail / E-ville / Point Richmond 
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto  
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground
Optional pre-registration for members

We will ride to the Emeryville marina, then North on the Bay Trail for a clockwise loop to the Red Oak Victory Ship, Miller-Knox Park, Ferry Point Tunnel, & lunch @ Little Louie's. There will be an option to bypass the tunnel.

FRI NOV 5 1/LT/18 TGIF Social Bay Trail Cruise 
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737
Meet at 3:20 pm for a 3:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members

If you'd like to co-lead, please contact Mary Ann. Thanks!

[RWGPS route] Start your weekend a little early with a friendly ride along the Bay Trail. All bikes welcome, all levels welcome. Please respect the advertised pace. Optional: Bring food or $ for a post-ride taco stop at La Mission (1255 University Av). Consider bringing lights and a jacket if you're doing the post-ride meal.

SAT NOV 6 3!/M/100 [Rain Date] Arnim's Birthday Ride 
Meet at 8:20 am for a 8:30 am start
See the listing for Sat Oct 30. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
SAT NOV 6 5/TM/25+ Dirty Adventure Series (repeats monthly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Leader: Drew Ulricksen     (510) 290-0615
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Propose we start with local Dirty Zoo loop starting and ending at Redwood Regional (Skyline Gate). This route combines Redwood Regional (avoids West Ridge Down) and Chabot trails into a good mix over ~30 miles.

UPDATED Route is on ridewithgps.com

A new monthly Mixed Terrain adventure ride during the winter months with a rotating, rider driven, suite of routes in East Bay, Marin and the Peninsula. Anyone who is a regular participant can offer route suggestions. A few of our favorites may prime the pump for the first few months (e.g...Dirty Zoo [East Bay], Planet of the Apes [Peninsula], and Coastal [Marin]).

This ride will respect the trails and execute only when they are dry enough for riding without damage.

Plan will be to offer MTB and Gravel pace groups and no rider will be left behind.

Participants should be willing and prepared to do >5K climbing and 3-4 hours of ride time.

SAT NOV 6 2/TM/66 Bill's 81st birthday ride 
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start   Rain Date: Sat Nov 20
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

I didn't get to do my 80th birthday ride (pandemic, return of afib) so this ride should have been 161 miles, but out of kindness to me and in the interest of attracting more than two riders, I've averaged my age in miles and kilometers to get 66 miles (rounded), and found this 66 mile, rather flat, maybe a bit boring, ride in my stockpile of routes. It starts at and returns to good old Orinda BART. We'll stop between mile 34 and mile 38 for a quick coffee and bite to eat in Dublin, and at the end get dessert at the Republic of Cake by the Orinda Theater.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31974890

Ebikes welcome and I may use mine, depending....

Check GPC email for rainout updates Friday evening and maybe Saturday early morning.

SUN NOV 7 1/0/0 GPC Swap Meet! 
Leader: David Gould     (206) 471-3272
Leader: Madeleine Loh     (510) 863-0315
Meet at 3:00 pm
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

GPC Swap Meet

Sunday November 7, 3-5 pm
North Berkeley BART Station, parking lot

Come buy, sell, trade, give away and find bicycles, parts, accessories and clothing!

For GPC members and the cycling community -- no commercial vendors please

Optional: help the event organizers by bringing a table

TUE NOV 9 5!/TM/10 Tuesday evening South Park repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker     (510) 484-1060
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Due to rain in Berkeley as of 2:30 PM on November 9, we’re canceling the ride today. But will have a rain date onThursday 11/11 at 5:30 PM. Please join us this Thursday for the same ride.

Please join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! Meet at the water fountain at Spruce/Grizzly Peak. We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain. This is a great workout!
NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

WED NOV 10 5/L,T/36 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions 
Leader: Nikki Ellman     (510) 517-8647
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Mt. Tam CCW. Return via Hwy 1
Start Location: Mill Valley - Public Safety Buildings
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

We'll climb up Edgewater and Panoramic to Pantoll Ranger Station. Then we'll take Pantoll Road to Ridgecrest, where there will be an optional out and back to the summit. After that we'll take Ridgecrest north to Bolinas-Fairfax road and drop down to Hwy 1. Bo_Fax Road has recently been resurfaced, but there is some debris on the roadway from recent storms, so care is required. Head south on Hwy 1 to Stinson Beach for lunch, and return via Hwy 1 and Green Gulch to Mill Valley.

WED NOV 10 Meeting Virtual Club Meeting (repeats monthly) 
Meet at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm start

Join the club's virtual monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm. Optional social time from 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Check your email for an announcement with details of how to join the meeting. There will not be a presentation at this meeting. See the listing for the Speaker Series for monthly presentations.

THU NOV 11 3!/TM/61 Duros West - Marshall Wall 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:30 am
GPC Route: Miller Creek to Marshall
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Optional pre-registration for members

From our Marinwood start, we will ride to Nicasio, then the Cheese Factory, Hicks Valley, and over the Marshall Wall to Hwy 1. Lunch in Pt. Reyes Station before completing the loop.

Shorten the ride to about 42 miles by starting in Nicasio. We should pass through there about 10:20 or so.

Please pre-register if you can. Faster riders are welcome if they are willing to wait at regroups. We will start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time you may have to chase. You can probably catch us at Nicasio, or at the Cheese Factory.

THU NOV 11 3/M/18 Thirsty Thursday Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Leader: Drew Ulricksen     (510) 290-0615
Meet at 4:50 pm for a 5:00 pm start
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Optional pre-registration for members

Winter Dates so bring LIGHTS as majority of ride will be dark

Mixed terrain ride through Redwood and Sibley returning through Wilder to Moraga. We can adjust the route over time based on group preferences. This initial route is ~2200ft of climbing and we'll pick regroups to make sure we stay together.

Thursday weekly ride with optional pints post ride!

THU NOV 11 5!/TM/10 Rain date for Tuesday evening South Park Nov. 9 ride 
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker     (510) 484-1060
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Optional pre-registration for members

RAIN DATE FOR NOV. 11 RIDE
Since it rained on 11/9, please join us the Tuesday evening ride on Thursday! This is a short ride but with a steep climb. Meet at the water fountain at Spruce/Grizzly Peak. We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain. This is a great workout!

NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

SAT NOV 13 4/LT/23 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - Larghetto 
Leader: Siu Mak     (510) 229-0090
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - Larghetto
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the Larghetto pace group.

SAT NOV 13 4/T/50 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - Adagio 
Leader: Tony Saracino     (313) 718-2264
Leader: Rahman Batin     (510) 502-3151
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - Adagio
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the Adagio pace group.

SAT NOV 13 4/TM/65 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - Allegretto 
Leader: Robert Ballard     (510) 461-3052
Leader: Thomas Dunscombe     (510) 385-5859
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - Allegretto
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the Allegretto pace group.

SAT NOV 13 4/TM/34 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - Andante 
Leader: Steve Tracy     (510) 881-6042
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - Andante
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the Andante pace group.

SAT NOV 13 4/M/77 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - Presto (Crockett) 
Leader: Hunter Brown     (510) 213-9913
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the Presto pace group, which does the route to Crockett this month. Here is the route on RideWithGPS.

SUN NOV 14 3/TM/39 [Rain Date] RSR Paradise Loop Lasso 
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)
See the listing for Sat Oct 23. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
TUE NOV 16 5!/TM/10 Tuesday evening South Park repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker     (510) 484-1060
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! Meet at the water fountain at Spruce/Grizzly Peak. We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain. This is a great workout!
NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

WED NOV 17 2/LT/41 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions, Lagoon Valley Park to Winters 
Leader: Chris Witt  
Leader: Pat Greene     (415) 481-5469
Meet at 10:00 am
GPC Route: Vacaville to Winters CCW Loop
Start Location: Lagoon Valley Park
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. well, not sure if Latte's are available on this route but let's go check it out at the CentreVille in the Winters town square. bring snacks & lunch if you don't want to stand in line for a good long time waiting to order at Steady Eddie's. meet at the usual time for a 10:15 departure from Lagoon Valley Park off I-80 between Fairfield & Vacaville (take Rivera Rd exit or Pen'a Adobe Rd exit & follow signs to the Park.) Last time we were there, the park entrance fee was $5 and worth every penny. Meet in the parking lot at the far side of the lake. Bring optics if you think you might want to look at the waterfowl on L Solano as we depart Winters. Optional climb over Cantelow on the way home for you Masochists.

here is the RWGPS cuelist & map

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35771766

the lunch stop in downtown Winters is not noted on the cue sheet. The lunch location is at either mile 23.3 or mile 23.8, depending on whether you believe the RWGPS cue sheet in the GPC club library, or the RWGPS cue sheet on the RWGPS website. either way, you shouldn't have much trouble finding it.

Pre-registration enthusiastically urged. c'mon people, it's not that hard. Just click on the link.

whatever you do, if you ever list a ride using the GPC Ride Listing Tool, make sure you SAVE ("submit" as placeholder) anything you have already composed for your tentative listing before you use the Search function to find a previous listing of the same ride to use as a template. otherwise, you will lose EVERYTHING you have painstakingly drafted!)

THU NOV 18 4!/TM/63 Duros West - Calaveras 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:30 am
GPC Route: Calaveras and Sierra
Start Location: West Dublin Pleasanton BART
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at the BART exit on the south side of the highway at Stoneridge Mall Road. See the map link above for the exact location. If you drive, leave time to find a safe place to park and then ride to the meeting location. I'm not sure if Stoneridge Mall will ticket cars left there all day.

We'll ride out Foothill to Sunol and then Calaveras to Milpitas. Lunch will be at a taqueria on Sierra Road in Milpitas (mile 29). After lunch we tackle the difficult three mile climb of Sierra Road and loop back on Felter to Calaveras.

You can shorten the ride a little and make it considerably easier by skipping the Sierra-Felton loop and rejoining the group at the top of Calaveras.

THU NOV 18 3/M/18 Thirsty Thursday Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Leader: Drew Ulricksen     (510) 290-0615
Meet at 4:50 pm for a 5:00 pm start
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Optional pre-registration for members

Winter Dates so bring LIGHTS as majority of ride will be dark

Mixed terrain ride through Redwood and Sibley returning through Wilder to Moraga. We can adjust the route over time based on group preferences. This initial route is ~2200ft of climbing and we'll pick regroups to make sure we stay together.

Thursday weekly ride with optional pints post ride!

SAT NOV 20 5!/TM/66 Woodside to Gazos Creek Beach 
Leader: Thomas Dunscombe     (510) 385-5859
Meet at 8:00 am for a 8:15 am start
Start Location: Woodside Town Hall
Optional pre-registration for members

Brief stops in La Honda and Pescadero on the way to Gazos Creek Beach with a lunch stop in Pescadero (mi 41) on the way back. Final stop at the Woodside Bakery (or Pub) to celebrate a victorious day of riding. Link to the route, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38041418

SAT NOV 20 2/TM/66 [Rain Date] Bill's 81st birthday ride 
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
UPDATE:

Ride occured on Nov 6, not happening Nov 20.

See the listing for Sat Nov 6. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
SAT NOV 20 5/M/51 OLH and Tunitas 
Leader: Robert Ballard     (510) 461-3052
Meet at 9:00 am
GPC Route: Old La Honda Tunitas Creek Loop
Start Location: Woodside Town Hall
Optional pre-registration for members

I am having fun re-kindling my bicycle romance, which is demanding a ride out on these long missed Peninsula climbs. Old La Honda from Woodside, drop and out to the coast at San Gregorio. Pick up Tunitas and drop Kings to near the start. Route and regroups per the Ride with GPS route. Optional post ride lunch in Woodside in lieu of breaking up this shortish ride. Weather cancels, no set rain date. Let's carpool! Set up on your own or call/email me.

Planning a 9:15 roll out.

SAT NOV 20 3/TM/58 Nicasio Reservoir Loop via RSR Bridge 
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (415) 212-8451
Meet at 9:15 am for a 9:25 am start
Start Location: El Cerrito Plaza BART
Optional pre-registration for members

[RWGPS route] This route features classic Marin landmarks: Lucas Valley/Big Rock, Nicasio Reservoir, White's Hill, and some sections through Geronimo Valley and the Fairfax-San Rafael bike corridor. We're also riding over the RSR Bridge and along the Bay Trail. Pace will be a steady (not fast, not slow) TM pace with restroom/refuel stops at coffee shops/grocery stores around Mile 16 and 38. We'll have rolling regroups at the top of climbs and at certain turns to keep the group together.

SAT NOV 20 2/LT/28 Orinda BART NW lot to Pinole's BEAR CLAW BAKERY 
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Orinda to Bear Claw Cafe
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

Orinda BART (R) to Camino Pablo Rd (R) to Castro Ranch Rd (L) to Pinole Valley Rd (S) to Tennent Ave across San Pablo Ave (R) into BEAR CLAW BAKERY lot. Then, back to start.

SUN NOV 21 4/T/36 Butters Canyon and Pinehurst, Little and Big 
Leader: Adele Madelo     (510) 773-0693
Meet at 9:45 am for a 9:50 am start
Start Location: Rockridge BART
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Note: Liz Kroboth will co-lead on this day, so we can further support our riders.

This ride was postponed from last month due to rain.

Back to Rockridge BART. We’ll go through Piedmont and wend our way along Leimert to get to Butters Canyon and Redwood Road. Once over the ridge and in Moraga, we’ll check out Town Bakery & Cafe, known for never running out of pastries. Return to Oakland via Big Pinehurst; take Skyline and Tunnel back to Rockridge BART. Check out the RWGPS route here. BTW, I shortened the original route by about 2 miles. We will leave as close to 9:50 as possible.

Update, 11/19: Here's the cue sheet. Thanks, Phil!

TUE NOV 23 5!/TM/10 Tuesday evening South Park repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker     (510) 484-1060
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! Meet at the water fountain at Spruce/Grizzly Peak. We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain. This is a great workout!
NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

WED NOV 24 4/T/37 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions 
Leader: Dolores Apton     (510) 390-3110
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Temescal to Redwood Canyon
Start Location: Oakland - Lake Temescal
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

Yes, there is a ride on the day before Thanksgiving for those of us who can ride! We'll miss you chefs and hosts. Meet in the parking lot at Lake Temescal off Hwy 24 and we'll ride to the Redwood Canyon Golf Course where there is some food available to purchase. Appreciate your signing up ahead of time if possible.

THU NOV 25 3!/TM/61 Duros West - Marshall Wall 
Leader: Michael Kahn     (510) 207-4302
Meet at 8:45 am for a 9:00 am start
GPC Route: Miller Creek to Marshall
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Optional pre-registration for members

Its Thanksgiving and many have other commitments but I’m not due for dinner until 5 and maybe others have a similar situation. We’ll start half an hour earlier than usual so hopefully we’ll be back earlier. The Palace Market will be closed, not sure about any place else, so maybe plan to bring something for lunch in Point Reyes.

From our Marinwood start, we will ride to Nicasio, then the Cheese Factory, Hicks Valley, and over the Marshall Wall to Hwy 1. Lunch in Pt. Reyes Station before completing the loop.

Shorten the ride to about 42 miles by starting in Nicasio. We should pass through there about 9:50 or so.

Please pre-register if you can. Faster riders are welcome if they are willing to wait at regroups. We will start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time you may have to chase. You can probably catch us at Nicasio, or at the Cheese Factory.

FRI NOV 26 1/T/35 Bay Trail / E-ville / Point Richmond 
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto  
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground
Optional pre-registration for members

We will ride to the Emeryville marina, then North on the Bay Trail for a clockwise loop to the Red Oak Victory Ship, Miller-Knox Park, Ferry Point Tunnel, & lunch @ Little Louie's. There will be an option to bypass the tunnel.

FRI NOV 26 1/L/27 ML King Regional Shoreline, San Leandro, and Alameda 
Leader: Karen Street     (510) 356-7081
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start   Rain Date: Sun Nov 28
Start Location: Fruitvale BART
Optional pre-registration for members

We'll cycle around ML King Shoreline, then down to San Leandro until the path becomes rocks, and back to Alameda and the canals, more than half the time on bicycle/pedestrian trails. Bring lunch or $. Rain date Sunday

SUN NOV 28 4/TM/58 Mines Road Out and Back 
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 9:30 am for a 9:45 am start
Start Location: Livermore - Ernie Rodrigues Softball fields
Optional pre-registration for members

Join us for a beautiful out and back ride on Mines Road in Livermore to The Junction Cafe.

This is a “No Drop” ride with regroups at mile 15.3, 29.2 (lunch), and mile 43.3.

There is ample parking at the start.

Route Map

SUN NOV 28 1/L/27 [Rain Date] ML King Regional Shoreline, San Leandro, and Alameda 
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
See the listing for Fri Nov 26. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
TUE NOV 30 5!/TM/10 Tuesday evening South Park repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker     (510) 484-1060
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! Meet at the water fountain at Spruce/Grizzly Peak. We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain. This is a great workout!
NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

November 2021 Ride Statistics
WeekdayWeekendTotal
24 14 38